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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

4E-BP proteins are key to unlock the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain

4E-BP proteins are key to unlock the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain

Landmark heart study reveals new insights about risk factors for depression

Landmark heart study reveals new insights about risk factors for depression

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Psilocybin may be effective in patients suffering from major depression

Psilocybin may be effective in patients suffering from major depression

Study examines mental health indicators during the 2016 general election

Study examines mental health indicators during the 2016 general election

Brain imaging biomarker may help predict treatment response in patients with psychiatric disorders, study reveals

Brain imaging biomarker may help predict treatment response in patients with psychiatric disorders, study reveals

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Measuring heart rate changes to detect depression risk

Measuring heart rate changes to detect depression risk

Feeling anxious and depressed? You’re right at home in California.

Feeling anxious and depressed? You’re right at home in California.

Older adults with pre-existing depression exhibit resilience to stress during COVID-19

Older adults with pre-existing depression exhibit resilience to stress during COVID-19

Older adults with pre-existing depressive disorder exhibited resilience during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults with pre-existing depressive disorder exhibited resilience during COVID-19 pandemic